A wooden guitar amp with Kumiko grill

Kumiko Amp Cabinet

Gorgeous results from this young man in Oregon. Great woodworking and video production all around. / Fun link from Tom

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A stylized chair and ottoman that creates a somehwat private space

Mike & Maaike’s Windowseat

While watching Station Eleven I noticed these chairs in the airport. I've always thought the design striking.

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A young man in glasses and winter clothes is exhausted by shoveling snow

Carter Trozzolo

Exhausted

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Betty White on the set of SNL in pink dresses with several cast members

A Hot Dog and a Martini

Tina Fey, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, and more look back on Betty White's unforgettable week at Saturday Night Live. ( I'm going to ready this Vanity Fair article after work)

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A gray abstract painting by Jasper Johns

How a Gray Painting Can Break Your Heart

Jason Farago dives deep into a piece of art by Jasper Johns. Scrolling through, zooming in and out, enlightening, emotional, poetic. / via airbagindustries, Greg Storey

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A rendering of a bookshelf with drawers

606 Universal Shelving System

Fell down a rabbit hole and filing this away as I'd not heard of Vitsœ before (but I'd certainly seen this shelving many times). Fodder for dream space. Design by Dieter Rams in 1960.

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An impounded black and white photo by Dorothea Lange

Photos of the incarceration of Japanese Americans

I'd never seen these photos by Dorothea Lange before. This story from Vox explains why.

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A man on a news program

So proud of my brother

After being in retail over the years, he decided in 2021 to spend his free time getting certified to help others. He now helps those struggling with addiction find treatment in Cincinnati.

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A paper collage of flowers

The exquisite craft of Mary Delany

Phenomenal find by Jed Daily on Metafilter of Mary Delany, who began creating floral collages with paper when she was 72. Fresh over 240 years later!

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A Millennium Falcon parked on a baseball diamond

Park My Spaceship

Overlay spaceships from Star Wars, Star Trek, Mass Effect and more on a map for scale. Then press the play button to fly around. Fun. / via @CincinnatiPhil

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A screenshot of a personal website

How Brian Lovin’s site works

Whoa. This is densely awesome. A personal website that operates somewhat like an OS. Thoroughly engaging and inspiring.

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A screenshot of a video showing a couple on a beach from overhead

Powers of Ten, Updated

Professor Brian Cox and the BBC revisit the 1977 film by Charles and Ray Eames. Loved the original and dig the updates here.

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A magnifying glass for your Apple Watch

NightWatch Magnifying Clock Dock

I already have enough clocks and a charging solution for my watch. But if I didn't I'd totally consider this beauty. / via smartpeopleiknow

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A screen grab of a video game with a woman in an elevator looking at a mobile phone. A screen showing emoji texts she shares with her boyfriend

Florence

I played this first on iOS when it launched and it's less a video game and more of an emotional interactive story. Now available on many platforms, I highly recommend giving Florence a try.

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A duotone image of hippo and a baby hippo

Word Hippo

Whenever I need to find another word for something, or definition, pronunciation, antonym and even translations (great for branding exercises) I go here. A super valuable tool. / via Erik

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A goldfish drives around

Fish Operated Vehicle (FOV)

Scientists track fish’s movements with LIDAR, which let it “drive” towards a target that it could see outside of its tank. / via The Morning News

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The parts of a bouquet arranged in geometric patterns

Everyday objects organized

I remember when Colossal first posted work by Kristen Meyer and I'm delighted to see more of what she's been up to. Excellent photography by her husband Colin Meyer to boot!

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Three race cars are illustrated to show off custom typefaces

The Year in Type

I Love Typography looks back at some of the highlights of 2021, including typefaces, profiles, inspiration and then some. / via Sidebar

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An illustration of a cat with vibrant yellow and pinks

The art and Design of Nolan Pelletier

Fonts In Use showcased a recent album design by Nolan and his site is filled with delightful illustrations and details abound!

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A collection of book cover designs from the year 2021

101 Best Book Covers from 2021

Literary Hub picks their favorites and it was a joy to scroll through. My goal in 2022 is to read books. / via Rachel Kwon

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A list of favorite albums of 2021

Simon Collison’s favorite music of 2021

Colly curates music he finds interesting each week and then makes a huge list with meaningful descriptions and links to streaming services at the end of each year.

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A colorful handmade carousel

Carousel

I loved watching these pieces come together bit by bit on Instagram without knowing exactly what Aegir Hallmundur was up to. Turns out it was a colorful and beautiful carousel!

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A black and white photo on the set of Pee-wee's Playhouse

The Magic of Pee-wee Herman in a Dark Year

Dan Sinker writes about finding light in the darkness of a pandemic, and the timeless joy of a Playhouse

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a 1963 Porsche GT poster featuring a black and white image of a car and type

Porsche posters (1961–1969)

These posters catch a vibe. Baby, are you coming for the ride? (The ride, the ride, the ride)

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A web app with icons for productivity software and their notifications

Busy Simulator

This immediately made me laugh and then also feel very anxious. Great for Zooms or phone calls when you need to part. / via waxy

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Compressed black and white still from a comedy sketch with three women as sorority sisters

Things about Michael Nesmith I didn’t know

My friend Dave shared a few bits that will turn into a rabbit holes to explore. For many years I watched this clip of 'Sorority Girls From Hell' and never knew where it came from. Now I do.

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Two candy bars with a very designed package

I want candy

Specifically this Duluth Candy because of the sweet job Studio MPLS did for their brand and packaging! / via Under Consideration

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Various typographic symbols

Fonts Knowledge

Elliott Jay Stocks on helping build a library of materials and guides to help folks understand, explore and choose type with purpose. A great resources from the Google Fonts Team.

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A person holds up a mobile phone camera pointed at a bike

Be My Eyes

This is awesome. An app that instantly connects a blind person with a sighted volunteer who can tell them what’s in front of them via screen sharing.

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Autumn leaves along a river

Peak Fall Foliage in Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest

10 minutes of lovely autumn colors / via Twisted Sifter

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